The USAID Advancing Youth Project will provide increased access to quality alternative basic education services, social and leadership development and livelihoods for out of school Liberian youth aged 13-35 who have no or marginal literacy and numeracy skills. The project will work closely with the Ministry of Education and community-based organizations to build their capacity to manage a system and programs that provide youth with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
Key activities include:
- Developing three levels of curriculum in literacy, numeracy, life skills and work readiness
- Training facilitators to deliver alternative basic education
- Providing youth with work-based learning opportunities, and links to skills and entrepreneurship training
- Forming youth clubs and local alliances to support youth education and enhanced livelihoods
- Developing private-public partnerships.
The project’s focus is on testing alternative models, conducting rigorous evaluation and providing designs for sustainable national service delivery.
Director: Nancy Devine
Funder: U.S. Agency for International Development
Partner: Mercy Corps and YMCA-Liberia